If you’re interested in becoming a thought leader on an issue at the intersection of aging/longevity, intergenerational connection and social justice, now’s your chance. Applications will open soon for the Encore Public VoicesFellowship, a prestigious, year-long initiative to accelerate the ideas and impact of a diverse group of 20 big thinkers. Participants will receive extraordinary support, skills and mentoring to ensure their ideas shape the greater public conversation. Go to Encore.org next week for details and a link to the application. A collaboration among The OpEd Project, Encore.org, and Ann MacDougall, the Encore Public Voices Fellowship is part of The OpEd Project’s national Public Voices initiative to change who writes history. Five out of 20 fellows (Brenda Atchison, Sylvia Brown, Judy Cockerton, Cal Halvorsen and Ayele Shakur) came from Massachusetts and Rhode Island in this inaugural year, so the trail has been blazed for you!